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Thursday, 23 May 2019

The Unflattering Denim Skirt

I like the idea of like-minded ladies popping in here for an ether catch up during their coffee break, it's nice and casual,  chummy.
So this post is about the length of a mug of coffee!

It's fair to say I’ve worn a lot of denim lately.  Denim is a transitional fabric for all and it's a retirement dressing staple for those having come up through the fashion ranks in the 60s and 70s.

A denim denim skirt is ideal for this time of year, when we're not too sure which way the day's weather is going to go.

<1 minute, or 3 coffee sips

I recently teamed mine with a blue cardi and white modal vest.

I used a thin scarf as a belt, to bring a little print and colour to my OOTD.

Coloured beads echoing the colours of cardi and scarf.

And I just couldn't resist a brooch in similar colours.  It belonged to a dear aunt and is a bead mosaic.  Proper vintage.  So pretty.  And practical too - I anchored it to my bra to prevent bra creep!

It was the first day I got my toes out this year!

I was pretty pleased with this everyday outfit.  I was feeling good.

So I casually asked TP if he liked it too.  Silence.  
Me: "I'm hoping that silence is because you're finishing your mouthful and not because you're wrestling between truth or diplomacy."
(We were having lunch.)
 More silence.  Then, eventually, when the tension in the room was palpable, 
TP: "It's, erhhmmm, not very flattering."

Not very flattering?  This skirt is 18 years old.  I have been wearing an unflattering skirt for 18 years!

On further interrogation enquiry, I was told that the stiff fabric pouches around the stomach.  Well, over the years I may have thought it might create a kangaroo pouch effect, what with the loose style, stiff fabric and a rigid zip all
converging around the tummy area.  But only occasionally.  
Now I am obsessed by it.  So I'm on the lookout for a replacement denim skirt.  Have you seen any in the shops lately ladies?
Knee length?  Sleek around the tummy.  The flattering kind?!!

Do you have a denim skirt?
How do you style yours?
Do you get any kangaroo pouching too?
And have YOU dared ask your nearest and dearest for their OOTD views?!

A la perchoine,
Mary x.

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